Top Ten Big Events that Were Overshadowed by Another

The Top Ten
1 Scientists Figuring Out Molecular Teleportation Was Overshadowed by the Royal Baby

"This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic."
The royal family is just a decoration in UK, they have nothing to do with reign, it's just because of the tourism.

What I heard most of the another things on the list but I never heard of this :O What a shame...

This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic.

2 Rwanda Genocide Was Overshadowed By The OJ Simpson Trial Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

I feel like it was direct. I mean, maybe OJ Simpson wasn't a big deal, but the media intentionally popularized it, because they wanted to distract the people from realize what happened in Rwanda.

In most of these, the more important event is the one that overshadows the less important one, but wow, Rwanda Genocide was a big deal, bigger than OJ Simpson.

Why did people care more about a trial than a brutal genocide?

3 Farrah Fawcett's Death Overshadowed By Michael Jackson's Death Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her iconic red swimsuit poster – which became the best selling pin-up poster... read more
4 Electric Traffic Lights Introduced Were Overshadowed By Germany Invading Belgium Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806... read more

Unlike many others on the list... Electric Lights caught on, traditional traffic lights nowadays are only seen at a Cracker Barrel or a museum

5 Man Rowing Across The Ocean Was Overshadowed By A Man Walking On The Moon

That doesn't really matter compared to a moon landing...

Because Earhart couldn't fly over, FairFax decided to row across instead.

6 Roger Moore's Death Was Overshadowed By Manchester Bombing At Ariana Grande's Concert Sir Roger George Moore KBE (1927-2017) was an English actor. Moore played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die, between 1973 and 1985. Moore worked as a model and made several appearances in minor films and television... read more

What! Are you saying that the world should have focused on roger moore who had lived a long life instead of the young victims who died during the bombing?

No, this wasn't overshadowed. The tragedy of Manchester was on everyone's mind, at least from where I was. But we felt for Roger as well.

Oh come on! Why are celebrities more important than the lives of innocent children? I don't get people these days!

7 OJ Simpson Was Let Out Of Prison Was Overshadowed By Chester Bennington's Death Orenthal James Simpson (July 9, 1947 - April 10, 2024), nicknamed "The Juice", was an American football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole... read more

Really? People were all over Twitter tweeting their condolences to the late Linkin Park singer and posted tributes.

Technically he is on Parole for 5 years but that is still pretty big but Chester Bennington died so no one really cared.

Apologies. I read the sentence wrong. But people were still talking about OJ.

8 Boys Life Saved Overshadowed by the Death of a Gorilla

If I own a dog and a son and both are in danger, I would definitely choose my son over my dog because I know it's hard and saddening but sometimes you must sacrifice your own pet to save your only child. For this one, Harambe's case fits perfectly into my dilemma here

Why do people care about this gorilla so much? What did he do to deserve this much love?

There were only like 700 of those gorillas in the WORLD. And the kid was like 2 years old.

9 Groucho Marx's Death Overshadowed By Elvis Presley's Death Julius Henry Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), known professionally as Groucho Marx, was an American comedian, film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden... read more
10 The War On Waste Was Overshadowed By The 9/11 Terror Attacks

Jesus Christ, this is the most disrespectful thing I have seen on TopTen. Get this off the list!

But that was Bush and not terrorists, it was a pretense to attacking Iraq

The Contenders
11 Mother Teresa's Death Was Overshadowed by Princess Diana's Death

Mother Teresa's death should have been broadcasted over Diana's death.

Mother Teresa deceased 5 days after Princess Diana's death, when the hype around Princess Diana's death was still huge, so Mother Teresa's death received less attention

12 The Acknowledgement of Kim Jong Un as the Supreme Leader of North Korea Was Overshadowed by Katy Perry's Divorce from Russell Brand

This one is just sad. ALthough Katy Perry is great, her personal life doesn't sound too different from most others

13 Doctor Who's First Airing Overshadowed by JFK's Assassination

I can definitely understand this. Really, if your President (if you live in the U.S) died and a show started airing at the same time, I would probably care more about the President's death than the show. I understand that this being in the list doesn't mean you think Doctor Who starting was more important than JFK's death, though.

Honestly if anybody gets triggered by this item and they misunderstand the list because of it I'm gonna... plan out what I'm gonna do then do it.

According to TVTropes, this was also a very important day in Detroit Lions history.

14 John McCain's Death Overshadowed by Logan Paul vs KSI Boxing Match

Boxing sucks, how would a match of it overshadow someone's death?

15 The Blueprint by Jay Z Was Released Overshadowed by the 9/11 Attacks

The stupid reactions to this list are proof that humans are devolving fast, or that the people reacting are in a previous stage of human evolution.

Doesn't matter. The Blueprint is still remembered.

16 The Colorado Springs Nightclub Shooting Was Overshadowed by the Death of Jason David Frank

It's crazy how sometimes 1 person's death overshadows a tragedy that involves multiple people. Usually those overshadow the death of 1, but this was the unexpected death of 1 of the Power Rangers' actors as well as their best actor. Known as Tommy Oliver the white ranger. We still shouldn't ignore the fact that the shooting killed multiple lives. 5 of them, yet 25 were hurt. Gun violence shouldn't be ignored. R.I.P. to them all.

They were both viral. One never shadowed the other...

I don't know what media you consume, but no, the Club Q shooting was not overshadowed in any regard.

17 Release of Toy Story 3 overshadowed by Spain v Holland World Cup final

The return of Woody and Buzz Lightyear? To Hell with that, Spain won the world cup despite the brunt of a dirty Dutch side including an incident in which Spain's Xabi Alonso got booted in the chest by Holland's Nigel de Jong and yet Jong wasn't red carded for that challenge by Howard Webb.

I think Toy Story 3 was a big hit. But I agree World Cup finals was bigger than the movie at that time.

The world cup is more important than anything Disney makes.

18 James Lipton, Max Von Sydow, Michael Roux, Honsi Mubarak and Javier Perez DeCuller deaths all overshadowed by Covid-19 related coverage

I was thinking of adding 2020 Bush-Fires overshadowed, but the bushfires were tamed by the time COVID gained traction

19 The 9/11 Terror Attacks Were Overshadowed by the Coronavirus Pandemic

9/11 & COVID-19 were said to be manmade & terrorized places. 9/11 was Al Qaeda's plan on attacking America & the World Trade Center collapsed & 2,997 people died. COVID-19 killed hundreds of thousands of Americans & over 5 million worldwide & has taken place in all of 2020 & made its way in 2021. COVID-19 actually started in September 2019 & spread worldwide in 2020 yet has put many businesses at risk. COVID-19 was even said to be the result of the Chinese government creating a virus to postpone Donald Trump's election (which should count as an act of terror toward the U.S. though Joe Biden won & is now our current President of the U.S.).

20 The Death of Shinzō Abe Was Overshadowed by the Death of Technoblade

This has absolutely NO reason to be put on here. Whoever put this on here doesn't realize that losing a well-known, longtime, legendary & powerful prime minister of an entire country to MURDER is worse than losing even the best video game players to cancer. Cancer is awful, but murder is serious. Technoblade's death was shocking & that's an understatement yet it blew up all over the media, but Shinzo Abe's death was just nothing to describe (yet it blew up on the media too). Yet what was really shocking about Shinzo's death was that Japan rarely ever has gun violence, but he was KILLED by a man with a gun & it was 3D PRINTED! This surely seems like a way to promote fear with the use of 3D printed guns over real guns because somebody can just print a gun in 3D using a 3D printer. Yet the security didn't stop the person from shooting him. Techno's death got a lot of coverage since it was unexpected to the public due to the best Minecraft player of all time joking about getting better, but Abe's death was also unexpected & came right out of nowhere in a place where guns & gun violence aren't something you'd expect (in Japan). Why should somebody who believes in the holy spirit get murdered? It shows us the dark nature of human behavior & proves what a corrupt society we live in.

21 Chandra Levy's Disappearance Overshadowed by the 9/11 Attacks

The search for Chandra Levy, who at the time was still believed to be alive, had been dominating the news for a while. Then 9/11 happened and she was pretty much forgotten about until her bones were found a year later.

22 2018 Winter Olympics Overshadowed by Parkland School Shooting

I didn't care about the shooting in my opinion. I just wanted to watch the Olympics.

Didn't Parkland like come a little after?

23 Sean Connery’s Death Was Overshadowed by Alex Trebek’s Death

Well never forget Sean Connery the original actor for James Bond but we'll never forget Alex Trebek, the best game show host (as well as the host of Jeapordy). He was over 80 years though Sean Connery made it through 90. Sadly Trebek lost his battle to stage 4 pancreatic cancer that same year of 2020. He was the Jeapordy G.O.A.T. R.I.P.

24 Steve Jobs’ Death was Overshadowed by Pierre Cardin’s Death

Steve Jobs invented Apple products 56 years before his passing. Pierre Cardin didn't invent fashion but marketed it for much of his life & helped bring all the stuff in the modern-day industry to life. He marketed a thing that had a cultural impact on humanity over all the years, decades & centuries of existence & did better than any other fashion marketer. However there's disagreement in this since Steve Jobs passed away at only 56 whereas Pierre Cardin was almost 98 & a half. R.I.P. to both legends.

25 The Atlanta Spa Shootings Were Overshadowed by the Colorado Supermarket Shooting

I may be biast because I live in Georgia, but I heard more about the spa shootings than the market shooting.

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